Have you made any eco friendly switches around your home lately?
Being more eco conscious doesn’t have to be difficult! One simple switch to reduce household plastic waste is using laundry detergent sheets instead of powder or liquid detergent.
Recently, I tried out Earth Breeze Laundry Detergent Eco Sheets and just had to share a review of my experience.
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Pros & Cons of Earth Breeze
After using Earth Breeze for about a month, I’ve found 5 great reasons to give these laundry sheets a try and 2 possible concerns to consider.
- Super easy to use
- No mess
- Plastic free packaging
- Great scent
- Average safety rating for ingredients
- Expensive single purchase without a subscription
Pro #1: Super Easy To Use
The directions on the back of the package are super simple.
With a top load washer, you place your laundry sheet inside the washer. With a front load washer, you place the laundry sheet in the detergent dispenser.
- Half sheet = regular load
- Full sheet = full load
- 2 sheets = heavily soiled load
Earth Breeze works on both hot and cold cycles and on all washing machines including HE. I love a detergent that is flexible on cycle usage.
Pro #2: No Mess
With laundry detergent sheets there is no mess involved. No powder or liquid detergent to accidently spill and no huge plastic bottle to try to rinse out before recycling.
Also, am I the only person who turns plastic laundry detergent bottles upside down, trying to get the last drops out? None of that here!
Pro #3: Plastic Free Packaging
Since these laundry sheets come in a compostable cardboard envelope, Earth Breeze packaging is completely plastic free. A big plus in my book!
Because the packaging is so compact, these laundry detergents are great for storage. Earth Breeze would be the perfect option if you needed a travel friendly detergent.
Pro #4: Effective
Typically, I use either powder or liquid natural detergents, so this was the first laundry detergent sheet I’ve tried.
After using almost the whole package, I’ve found that Earth Breeze works really well at getting our clothes clean and smelling fresh.
Now, for bad stains, I do use a conventional stain stick remover occasionally, since I have not found a good natural one yet. If you have a great natural laundry stain remover you use, I’d love to hear in the comments!
Pro #5: Great Scent
The Fresh Scent version I tried has a classic fresh laundry scent. Very minty!
Earth Breeze also makes an Unscented version, if you are sensitive to scented detergent.
Overall, Earth Breeze has a lot of great pros going for it, but there are a couple cons to consider as well.
Con #1: Average Safety Rating For Earth Breeze Ingredients
Earth Breeze Ingredients
According to Earth Breeze FAQ Page, these are the ingredients in their laundry detergent sheets:
Glycerol, Primary Alcohol Ethoxylate, Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate, Sodium Acetate Trihydrate, Polyvinyl alcohol, Polyethylene Glycol, Fragrance, Deionized Water, and Starch (Corn).
C Rating on Environmental Working Group
My go to source for checking the ingredient safety ratings of products is the non-profit organization, Environmental Working Group (EWG). For cleaning supplies, EWG’s Guide to Healthy Cleaning is a very helpful resource.
Currently, Earth Breeze has a C safety rating on EWG.
One particular ingredient of concern is polyvinyl alcohol. PVA (polyvinyl alcohol) biodegrades slowly and can have harmful effects on the environment.
While Earth Breeze is not the most natural laundry detergent available, it is a more natural choice than conventional laundry detergents. For comparison, Tide laundry detergents rank from D – F on EWG’s database.
Con #2: Expensive Single Purchase Without A Subscription
Through the Earth Breeze website, the price is $20 for a single purchase or $12 for a monthly subscription. Since each pack has enough sheets for 60 loads, it works out to be $0.33 per load for a single purchase or $0.20 per load for as subscription
Personally, I prefer to try products before signing up for a subscription, so a smaller sample pack option would have been nice. Since that wasn’t an option, I paid $20 for the single order, which is a little pricey. The $12 subscription is much more reasonable, but I didn’t want to commit without trying it out first.
Another option is to order through Amazon, which is typically in between the $12 – $20 range for a package. Check here for the current Amazon prices:
Earth Breeze – Liquidless Laundry Detergent Sheets – Fresh Scent – No Plastic (60 Loads) 30 Sheets
Earth Breeze – Liquidless Laundry Detergent Sheets – Fragrance Free – No Plastic (60 Loads) 30 Sheets
If you want mess-free convenience and effective cleaning power in plastic free packaging, Earth Breeze is a great option.
If natural ingredients are more important to you, there are cleaner laundry detergents out there. Currently, Meliora Eco Laundry Powder is my go-to laundry detergent.
Looking for more eco-friendly products? Check out My Favorite Natural & Eco-Friendly Products + Discount Codes.
Happy Laundry Day!
Have you used laundry detergent sheets before? Try out Earth Breeze and let me know what you think!
11 thoughts on “5 Reasons To Try Earth Breeze Laundry Detergent Eco Sheets”
Earth Breeze laundry detergent eco sheets have been my number one choice for a while now.
I am so proud it is plastic free and is so much Earth-friendly. It was my first laundry detergent sheet I tried too. And never looked back! I was a bit wondering as well about average safety rating for ingredients. Until they announce the rating I’ll continue using them though
Hi Sunny! I’m glad to hear Earth Breeze has been working well for you. The average safety ratings of ingredients are the one hesitation for me too. Otherwise, everything is so great about these laundry detergent sheets – the convenience, the effectiveness, and plastic free packaging.
I love how this post has just parachuted my mind. Until now, I didn’t consider earth breeze laundry detergent eco sheets as eco. That’s because, instead, I had this rather ego-centric notion that eco-friendly merely applied to the clothes you wear. Nonetheless, I am just fascinated by your ability to simply, yet effectively delicate the reasons why and to a lesser extent why not to try this brand of eco detergent.
What prompted you on this niche journey? When did you start replacing your home with eco-friendly alternatives?
Personally, I want to live a very eco-friendly life in every attribute. I desire to be a vegetarian, recycle, campaign against deforestation, pollution, and wildlife crises, wear the most ego-friendly clothes, and be the most natural version of myself.
Thanks for this amazing article!
That’s awesome to hear! We need more people who make more eco conscious purchases and lifestyle choices.
Personally, when I became a mother, I began researching cleaning supplies and household consumables to find more natural and safe options.
Definitely thinking about the future for my children inspires me to continue to make simple changes around our home to reduce our environmental impact!
Hey Leah, I have always wondered about laundry sheets and how they work. I love that this is completely eco-friendly! However, I am wondering if there are more scents available other than just the “Fresh Scent” you tried and the unscented version.
I agree with you on trying a product first before committing to their subscription. This is pretty steeply priced imo.
By the way, I see ads for Tru Earth everywhere on social media and was wondering what you thought of them in terms of eco-friendliness? Would you consider Earth Breeze better than TruEarth?
Hi Sasha! Yes, I have also seen ads for Tru Earth as well as Earthwash, another eco laundry detergent sheet brand. It seems like it’s getting to be a more popular product!
Tru Earth seems like a great company committed to sustainability and I am interested in trying their product to do a comparison. The con with Tru Earth is again the average ingredient safety rating. On the EWG website, Tru Earth has a C rating: https://www.ewg.org/guides/cleaners/7106-TruEarthEcoStripsLaundryDetergentFragranceFree/.
Also, regarding the scents, Earth Breeze currently only has the Fresh Scent and Unscented options. That seems to be pretty common for these eco laundry detergents. TruEarth and Earthwash both have one scented and one unscented version. It probably keeps things more simple for the manufacturing process.
Another option would be using the unscented detergent and then using dryer balls with a few drops of your preferred essential oil scent. Lavender is a great scent for laundry.
I have been using Earth Breeze for about 6 months and am very pleased with it. Since there is just my husband and myself, it lasts for a long time. I sent a package to my sister to try and she loves it. She needed to take a trip out of the country and brought a few sheets with her. Also, the package is biodegradable and that means no plastic in the land fills or the ocean. I can just bury it in my garden.
So glad you are enjoying Earth Breeze, Nancy! The minimal and biodegradable packaging is definitely a plus.
Has anyone broke out in a rash?
Great question. I am no longer using Earth Breeze, but our family did not have any issues with rashes when we did use these detergent sheets.
Thanks for your insight. I just saw an add for these sheets and was curious about them. I’ve been researching and I think I will give them a shot.